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Lover of fashion, passionate about personal image, and former fashion executive now dedicated to assisting professional women level up!
No one is ever ready to hear the words, “You have Cancer”. I remember my heart stopping for a brief moment, but honestly I already knew something was wrong. 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, a diagnosis that would change my life and how I lived it forever. I was blessed to find my cancer early, I cannot scream loud enough, “Early detection saves LIVES!!!”. However, I was still in for the fight of my life, and I was not willing to lose this battle.
Through the surgeries and treatments, I played my part. I changed my diet, was mindful of stress, and rested my body. I was 100 % committed to self care–pampering myself with essential oils, aroma therapy treatments, and holistic supplements while managing my mental health. Keeping my spirit and energy clear so I could spend time with God was crucial for me. I trusted that my journey would work out exactly how it was supposed to and prayed for strength.
During my months in treatment, my Polished Clients kept me motivated to keep going! It’s something about working with amazing women and doing something that you’re passionate about that gives you energy. I was not able to accept new clients during that time, but my current clients kept me encouraged, motivated and inspired!
This means no more blood draws, no more anxiety because of tests, no more oncology visits! I have officially been released from my cancer doctor’s care. (She was amazing by the way!)
Honestly, I always hear people talk about the fight, but I never hear them talking about the “Come Back.” And trust me, my friend, that S!*t is REAL. The Come Back for me took all the fight I had inside. Not just recovering from the surgeries and treatments, but the mental toll cancer had on me was unbelievable. I’ve literally been giving myself pep talks every morning for the last 5 years to keep going…
The hardest part about getting cancer is you know you have something that can take your life. Over the past 5 years, I have had a black cloud over my head, but I chose to push and keep elevating my life and business regardless!!!
Are my days like normal peoples? Unfortunately, no. But I accept what I can’t change and I’m committed to working on the rest. I’ve had to accept that I am not normal. It took me a month to announce the good news because I just needed to sit in the feeling of hearing my doctor say, “You are now released from my care.” I’m so thankful to God, for giving me the strength and the support I needed to not give up. I am forever grateful for my husband–he is the real MVP and the love of my life.
Although living with cancer and now finally overcoming it has been extremely hard—I am grateful that I am able to share my story and hopefully inspire others to stay strong and keep fighting! No one should ever feel alone in their battles and struggles. I hope sharing my Cancer Journey brings awareness and can be an inspiration to others. Thank you to my amazing community for all the prayers and love over the years. It worked!!
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